Post 4th Beach Cleanup Volunteers Scoop Up Nearly 10,000 Cigarette Butts | Environment

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Post 4th Beach Cleanup Volunteers Scoop Up Nearly 10,000 Cigarette Butts
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Keepers of the Coast volunteers proved once again that a little time and a common interest can go a long way. The 3rd Annual “Morning After” Beach Clean-Up was held on Tuesday, July 5th. The purpose of the cleanup was to restore the coastline following the impacts from July 4th, traditionally one of the busiest beach traffic days of the year. 109 volunteers arrived at 5 different beach access points throughout St. Johns County and helped pick up 9,441 cigarette butts.

“We were proud to have St. Johns Police Athletic League (PAL), St. Johns Audubon, the Rotary Club of Coastal St. Johns County, VOID Magazine and SweetWater Brewing Company serve as hosts for the five clean-up locations this year. Volunteers were motivated, and happy to grab a glove and bag, and clean-up,” says Aubrey Mulligan, Outreach Coordinator with Keepers of the Coast.

Keepers of the Coast is now recruiting volunteers to participate in the Volcom’s Summer Daze Beach Clean-Up happening on July 15th. This community-wide effort will be held at the Jacksonville Beach Pier, located at 501 1st Street North in Jacksonville Beach from 5pm to 6:30pm. More information may be found at http://keepersofthecoast.org/ or by calling (904) 814-1299.

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